Fireside Bank

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Fireside Bank Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
14 Reviews
3.9
14 Reviews
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Fred Reichelt
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  1.  

    Fireside was a great 60 year old bank. RIP

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Fireside Bank full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Long tenure for many employees. Ability to grow and advance professionally

    Cons

    New president who replaced Fred, did not see the shift in the economy and ultimately lost so much money that the insurance conglomerate that owned the bank decided to wind it down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish they could have instituted cost savings measures rather than expanding the spending just as the economy in general, and car sales in particular were contracting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fireside Bank full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership, forward thinking company, innovative concepts

    Cons

    Out of business due to economic conditions and conservative parent company

  3.  

    Good job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Administration Assistant in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Administration Assistant in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Fireside Bank full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and management, decent pay

    Cons

    company went out of business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    an honor working at fireside bank

    Former Employee - Customer Service/Collections in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service/Collections in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Fireside Bank full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pros working at fireside I learned a lot about credit and financing loans and automoblies

    Cons

    The cons they are no longer in business and they should have extended our employment longer time period they should been more honest with us regarding the company lead all of us to a more positive path as far as the company .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I overall enjoyed my time at fireside bank I wish there were oppunities in collections these days in northern california it was a true honor working at fireside bank .

  6.  

    Great Company, terrific people.

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager, Legal Servicing in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Manager, Legal Servicing in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Fireside Bank full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for advancement, excellent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    The business of sub prime lending.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are really well run and invest a lot in training.

  7.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Vice President in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Vice President in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Fireside Bank

    Pros

    Good work - life balance
    Great people
    Open to new ideas

    Cons

    Lack of good growth opportunities

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AVP-Dir Marketing in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - AVP-Dir Marketing in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Fireside Bank

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with the people and various projects directed at advancing the company.

    Cons

    After almost 60 years of providing auto loans so sad to see the production arm of the company close.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Best Regards

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unfortunately, is closing.

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    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Fireside Bank

    Pros

    Good culture, fair compensation based upon merit. Managment listens to employees and provides a good work environment. Focuses on results, makes clear the objectives, gives reasonable goals. A very ethical organization. Very good benefit package to select from.

    Cons

    After many layoffs and branch closings just over a year ago, now additional layoffs, as all new business is winding down. Only collections related work will continue for the most part. Production work is over, so credit analysts have been laid off. All employees, at some point will no longer have jobs. Until then, its a good place to work as long as you keep that in mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to value the efforts of employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A good company to work for but struggling right now in the bad economy

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Fireside Bank

    Pros

    Well structured, established company. Excellent work environment. Lot of opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Don't use the most latest technologies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put in more emphasis on quality of results and modernaization

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Unsatisfactory

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fireside Bank

    Pros

    Salary comparable to others in this industry. Benefits are good. Some managers are excellent while others are not so good. Bonuses are usually good.

    Cons

    Planning is poor. Goals are inconsistent, sometimes too high and sometimes too low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company is closing, so not much anyone can do at this point.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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